What's New in Lake George
Lake George has a storied history as being the site of battles and encampments during the French and Indian War. Last year, students from SUNY Adirondack's archaeology field school, led by professor David Starbuck, excavated thousands of Colonial-era items from Lake George Battlefield State Park, located on the southern end of Lake George. The team will be returning again this summer to see if they can identify exactly where the 1755 Battle of Lake George took place.

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It's inevitable that harsh winters in Upstate New York bring snow, sleet, and ice, requiring measures to be taken to make the roads safe for driving. One of the most common solutions is salt, which helps melt the ice and keep roads clear. 

Unfortunately, when it is used near Lake George, the salt washes into the water and the vegetation on the shore, negatively impacting the lake's health. In fact, a recent study has found that over the past generation, salt levels in the lake have tripled and are "more than 30 times higher than those in undeveloped Adirondack lakes." In response to this startling fact, The S.A.V.E. Lake George Partnership is calling for road salt reductions beginning next winter.

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I think we can all agree that this may have been one of the longest, coldest winters Lake George has faced in recent years. While it may have damaged our spirits, it unfortunately did not cause any damage to the tick population. In fact, it did just the opposite!

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Let's face it, when you're planning your Lake George Vacation, there are A LOT of lodging options for you to choose from. Big, small, on the lake, in the Village, cabins, hotels, inns, oh my! Fear not, though, I'm about to narrow it way way down for you. Next time you're coming to visit, you should definitely consider Chelka Lodge and here are five reasons why:

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With the warmer weather comes an increasingly common sight... coyotes! Once spotted only in wilderness areas, the coyote has become increasingly comfortable venturing in to residential areas in the Lake George region. As a wildlife expert recently told the New York Times, ""There's a number of things that coyotes really find to their liking in suburban communities, more than adjacent wild areas."

While it can be startling to spot a coyote in your own backyard, there are simple steps you can take that will help keep you and your family safe! 

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There are many things that make the Lake George Area unique, from the towering mountains to the abundance of year-round activities, but one thing has always stood out in my mind - the locally produced Craft Beverages and foods the region has to offer. Whether you're a visitor or a local, you can appreciate the region's spectacular wineries, breweries, distilleries, specialty food vendors, and food trucks that bring a distinctly "Adirondack" feel to their products. 

In celebration of these treasures, and with the beauty of Lake George as the backdrop, the much-anticipated 1st Annual Adirondack Wine & Food Festival will be held on June 27 & 28 at the Festival Space at Charles R. Wood Park!

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More than 23,000 votes later, the Lake George Association was successful in its mission to secure a $10,000 grant from the Boat U.S. Foundation!

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On behalf of the Lake George Association, everyone here at LakeGeorge.com would like to thank those of you who voted for the LGA! After a long week of waiting, the LGA heard the good news yesterday and is overwhelmed by the support it received from the community.

The grant money will be used to support the LGA's Clean Boater program to help keep Lake George safe from invasive species. 
The mandatory boat inspection program launched in Lake George last year has already demonstrated success. In fact, it has done so well in protecting the Lake against invasive species, that a similar program is being launched this summer to protect other bodies of water in the Adirondacks. 

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The Lake George Warriors boys basketball team won its second state championship in three years at the Glens Falls Civic Center this past weekend! 

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adk-brewery.jpgYes, a moose. Who would've thought that one of the most iconic and revered animals in the region could be the subject of litigation between two brewing companies?!

Apparently, Moosehead Breweries Limited, a Canadian brewery, has a legal claim on the "word 'moose' and the profile or silhouette of the head of the beast itself," according to The Post Star. Moosehead is bringing a lawsuit against Adirondack Brewery because of the latter's use of "moose" and the animal's likeness on packaging and labels of its Moose Wizz root beer, shown in the image to the left with Adirondack Brewery's Lead Cellarman, Philly Hartman.

This is not Moosehead's first attempt at protecting its "property". The brewery initiated a lawsuit in 1995 against Montana's Big Sky Brewing. It took a whopping nine years to resolve the battle over Big Sky's "Moose Drool" beer, which now cannot be sold in certain states.

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